Hawksbill Turtle Hatchling, EI.N018.059, admitted 12 December 2019, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives
059 – Blizzardito – 12g / 4.0cm (admission);
This tiny Hawksbill turtle hatchling was found in the bushes at the edge of the beach, at Landaa Giraavaru. There were no signs of his nest siblings, as they had likely made their way down the beach and into the lagoon.
Blizzardito was sent to us for a thorough health check, as he was suffering from infections to the skin and yolk sac. He is currently under treatment and observation, and we hope to release him after his infections have cleared up and he has gained some weight and strength.
Updates May 2020
Blizz has been suffering from a mouth infection and he was unable to eat. After treatment and care he is now more active than ever and eating anything he finds!
Sadly, Blizz was found dead today, floating in his pool, following a recurrent eye infection.